TOASTYSTATS: SHERLOCK TRENDS POST-S3.
We’ve just started to be able to look at data in the Sherlock fandom post-S3; it will take a while for the dust to settle and some of the trends to become clear. But in conjunction with the Three Patch Podcast, I looked at what we can tell so far from AO3 about the following questions:
- General activity levels: Has the fandom seen an increase in activity post-S3?
- Fix-it fic: Do people want to fix more things about this series than previous ones?
- Mary and Johnlock: How is the fandom – especially the Johnlock shippers – responding to Mary? Has the amount of Johnlock shipping changed?
- Rare pairs: How has the shipping landscape shifted for rare pairs?